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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:36 am

Much lightness..

Last time I saw that many holes was on either karts or bikes?


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Ive hd the holes helium-filles to make lighter still :lol:

Probably overkill, but rear isnt underbraked anyway so looking at weight reduction over drum setup, we shall see if i manage it...
Not gonna run a handbrake, gonna nick the idea from GoFaster and his SS1, and run a rear line lock


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:10 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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Ive hd the holes helium-filles to make lighter still
:lol: :lol:


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Oh, that's unfortunate. Helium make the brakes squeak, much like inhaling from a helium balloon.


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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:10 pm

Craig doesn’t use them?


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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:16 pm

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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:52 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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Not gonna run a handbrake, gonna nick the idea from GoFaster and his SS1, and run a rear line lock
Is that the solenoid type lock you can get on eBay ?


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:03 pm

Nope, the 180 degree turney handle valvey thingy

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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:06 pm

mm m mm m very technical looking!!!!!

just assumes that the seals don't leak/weep etc ? :-)


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:48 pm

I'd have thought they would be just as reliable (or not) as any other brake system hydraulics? Ideal for Craig's use anyway, on a dedicated competition car.

However, if Mikey is thinking he might use it on his car (which I think he's going to keep road-legal?), I didn't think line locks (alone) as handbrakes were allowed for the MOT?


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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:02 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:48 pm
I didn't think line locks (alone) as handbrakes were allowed for the MOT?
Nope - has to be a independently operated from the main braking system IIRC.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:55 pm

I wouldn't worry Alan. Craig's well versed in using the scenery to stop his cars. :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:40 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:55 pm
I wouldn't worry Alan. Craig's well versed in using the scenery to stop his cars. :lol:
Guilty as charged :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:12 pm

Ponds, Armco, nothing is seemingly off limits (even if it is off track) :mrgreen:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:03 pm

Go hard or go home, never been one to make up the numbers, win it or bin it! 8)


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